My Policeman Movie: When It’s Coming Out And The Book It’s Based On

9 August 2021, 14:59 | Updated: 9 August 2021, 16:39

Emma Corrin and Harry Styles star in new film My Policeman
Emma Corrin and Harry Styles star in new film My Policeman. Picture: Getty
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Emma Corrin and Harry Styles star in new film My Policeman together in the hottest casting since Don’t Worry, Darling, also starring Haz. Here’s the lowdown on the movie, which is based on a best-selling book.

Production on My Policeman has wrapped, with The Crown star Emma Corrin starring opposite her pal Harry Styles in the queer romance movie.

Harry and Emma play a young couple, Tom and Marion, who get wrapped up in a love triangle with an older man in the 1950s.

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Six actors will play the main three roles as their younger and older counterparts – more on that below – and Rupert Everett, who plays Haz's character's lover, Patrick, in the future, recently shared a small update on the release date.

Harry Styles dressed as a policeman as he films in Brighton
Harry Styles dressed as a policeman as he films in Brighton. Picture: Splash News
Harry Styles is filming his second film of the year with 'My Policeman'
Harry Styles is filming his second film of the year with 'My Policeman'. Picture: Splash News

The younger version of Tom's male lover is 38-year-old David Dawson, who will play museum curator Patrick at the start of the relationship.

As fans await even more updates on My Policeman, we’ve got all the details so far, from the release date to the book it's based on…

What is My Policeman about, is it based on a book?

My Policeman is based on the book of the same name by Bethan Roberts and while the film will no doubt have some tweaks for the big screen, we’ve got a pretty good idea of what it’ll be about based on the book’s description.

Set in the 1950s, My Policeman follows Marion and Tom’s love story after she falls in love when he teaches her to swim at Brighton beach. A few years later Tom, a policeman, meets Patrick at a museum and Patrick becomes besotted with him in a love affair that would have been considered unacceptable in that era.

It’s safer for Tom to marry Marion but she must share her policeman with Patrick, embracing their threesome relationship until jealousy breaks one of them.

The story flashes forward to the 90s when an elderly Patrick re-enters Marion and Tom’s lives, with life-changing consequences.

My Policeman is a book by Bethan Roberts
My Policeman is a book by Bethan Roberts. Picture: GoodReads

Does My Policeman have a release date?

My Policeman doesn’t yet have a confirmed release date, but Rupert Everett, who plays the older version of Patrick, told Variety we can expect to see the film in 2022.

As of June 2021, filming for My Policeman wrapped, with director Michael Grandage revealing the news on Instagram by sharing a photo of himself alongside Harry and David.

Hopefully, this means a release date early next year is on the cards!

Amazon Studios have apparently purchased the rights to the film, so it could head straight to streaming.

Harry Styles will play the lead in My Policeman
Harry Styles will play the lead in My Policeman. Picture: Getty

Who is in the cast of My Policeman?

Emma Corrin will play Marion and Harry Styles will play Marion's husband Tom, while David Dawson is set to take on the role of Patrick.

Three older actors have also been cast to play Marion, Tom and Patrick in the 90s:

  • Gina McKee as an older Marion
  • Linus Roache as an older Tom
  • Rupert Everett as an older Patrick
David Dawson will play the role of Patrick in My Policeman.
David Dawson will play the role of Patrick in My Policeman. Picture: PA

Is there a trailer for My Policeman?

As filming has only just finished, there isn’t a trailer for My Policeman just yet, but we’ll keep this page updated with all the information as soon as it’s out.

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